Director of Community and Government Affairs

Job Type

Full Time


0Maximum: $110,000
Details: USD




New York
New York
United States


The Doe Fund is a leading New York City non-profit organization that operates the enormously visible Ready, Willing & Able program, whose participants clean over 160 miles of streets and sidewalks every day. With a $50 million budget, 400 staff members and 46,000 individual donors, The Doe Fund is nationally acclaimed as a work-based model for solving homelessness and criminal recidivism. We empower people to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency, substance abuse, and incarceration through innovative work and housing programs.

We are seeking a Director of Community and Government Affairs to join our growing team!  Reporting to the Office of the Chief of Staff, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships and partnerships with multiple stakeholders, from government to grassroots organizations and helping to shape and grow our organizational impact and position at the city, state and federal levels.


  • Coordinate activities with external partners to advance issues, elevate awareness, or advocate for actions which are important to the organization’s mission 
  • Monitor and analyze legislation, including city, state and federal budgets to identify fundraising opportunities that align with the organization’s mission 
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with elected representatives and their staff 
  • In collaboration with the Communications Department, writes, edits and prepares information for release to the media, specialized groups, general public, government officials and other organizations 
  • Lead the development and execution of the organization’s strategic outreach and engagement plan to work with elected representatives, government officials, and agencies at the city, state and federal levels to preserve and expand public and private support 
  • In collaboration with the Development Department, draft and submit capital funding requests to the New York City Council and NY State Senate and Assembly.  Maintain all correspondence and reporting to appropriate agencies regarding discretionary awards
  • Assist with the development of advocacy strategies to advance the organization’s interests at the city, state and federal levels 
  • Executes research and maintains up-to-date knowledge on policy, current affairs and other public matters relative to the organization’s mission and work 
  • Informs and participates in the organization’s social media strategy 
  • Represents the organization at community events, public announcements, hearings, etc. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in government affairs, community organizing or related setting 
  • Established relationships with elected representatives at the city and state level 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the city and state legislative budget process 
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills, and ability to train, teach, and motivate your staff 
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and computer skills 
  • Familiarity and experience dealing with the criminal justice system, homelessness and fundraising a plus 

Salary commensurate with experience.  

The Doe Fund is a fast paced, energetic, dynamic environment that employs people with strategic and innovative ideas. We offer a competitive salary with full benefits including: medical, dental, 401k, vacation, personal and sick time, etc.

The Doe Fund, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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